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stallone and timbers took the italian stallion to europe and after a successful two-year run in germany -- >> this is show number 56. did you know that? >> oh, my gosh. >> reporter: "rocky" is on broadway. >> still feels like we just recently opened. it's great. the set's still, like -- i guess looking kind of run down as it's supposed to. this is rocky's apartment right here. >> reporter: at 35 alex timbers is already a veteran of broadway drawing a claim for shows ranging from "bloody bloodsy andrew jackson" to the pee-wee herman show. still, timbers was an underdog to lead rocky's revival. when you were diving into this project, had you seen the "rocky" movies? >> no i hadn't seen it. >> reporter: how did you do that? how did you come prepared if you hadn't seen the movie? >> an asset. treat the script by a dramatic text. spent pictures pulling this is what boxers look like what philadelphia looks like. i came in and said, this is what my version of "rocky" based on your script would be. >> reporter: this week "rocky" was nominated for four tony a awards including
missions into the heart of nazi germany during world war ii. thousands of u.s. airmen serving as pilots and crew members, including lieutenant colonel james misuraca. >> we were told when we flew a mission, if you get in trouble today over germany and you can't make it back, go to switzerland. >> reporter: switzerland was a neutral country and considered safe, so that's where misuraca's b-24 bomber headed after it was badly hit. he and his fellow crew members were detained by the swiss military. when they tried to escape, they were sent to an internment camp. after the war, many considered the men cowards who hid in switzerland to avoid combat. >> that's my grandfather's crew. >> reporter: that did not set well with army major dwight mears, whose grandfather lieutenant george mears was imprisoned there. the iraq war veteran spent 15 years researching what happened to the airmen and made the case to the air force that they deserved recognition. >> they were left with the perception that what they had done was dishonorable. what i wanted to do was reverse that stigma and show these airmen
. in germany, violence against jews was escalating, and the infamous munich agreement paved the way for hitler's armies to march unopposed into czechoslovakia. in london, nicholas winton had been following events and knew that refugees fleeing the nazis were in dire straits. he went to czechoslovakia to see if there was anything he could do to help. what's strange is that, for almost 50 years, he hardly told anyone about what he had accomplished, and for 50 years, the children knew nothing about who had saved them or how. we begin on october 1, 1938. nazi troops marched into the sudetenland, the german-speaking region of czechoslovakia. prague, the czech capital, was flooded with desperate people trying to escape. a fortunate few were able to send their children abroad. these parents, mostly czech jews, sensed war was coming and wanted to get their children out. by chance, a cameraman filmed a man holding a boy, a 29 year-old londoner. his name-- nicholas winton. >> nicholas winton: all i knew was that the people that i met couldn't get out. and they were looking of ways of at least getting th
obama convened a conference call with the leaders of france germany, great britain and italy to discuss the next steps against russia at the situation in ukraine grows ever more chaotic. in the end, no new economic sanctions came but the united states may hit russia with targeted sanctions in the very near future. but mr. obama wants to wait for european unity before trying to strike a blow against key sectors of the russian economy. here in seoul, south korea, president park warned north korea could conduct another nuclear weapons test at any moment. president obama called the dictatorship's foreign professional irresponsible and provocative and the u.s. is leaning hard on north korea to give up its nuclear weapons program. for "cbs this morning saturday," major garrett, seoul, south korea. >>> pressure is building in ukraine this weekend as separatists are now holding a group of european military observers, and concerns are increasing about a possible invasion. as russian troops continue exercises along the border. more from holly williams in done
a conference call with the leaders of germany, france, great britain, and italy about hitting key sectors of the russian economy, like energy and banking, with new sanctions. the consensus along the leaders at least for now is to wait, but today the president said this: >> what we've been trying to do is to continually raise the costs for russia of their actions while still leaving the possibility of them moving in a different direction, and we-- you know, we'll continue to keep some arrows in our quiver in the event that we see further deterioration of the situation over the next several days or weeks. >> reporter: while the u.s. and its partners in are holding off on those tougher sanctions, they will be ready as early as monday with new financial penalties on those back pro-russian forces in ukraine. but, scott, the president conceded here in seoul that so far, efforts targeting individuals have done little to deter russian aggression. >> pelley: major, thanks very much. earlier sanctions are hitting the russian economy. today, standard & poors cut nk bond level.t rating to near- russi
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